Friday, July 19, 2019

ROY HAMILTON


Roy Hamilton's THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM album has been on repeat on my Amazon player and his voice just mesmerizes. In 1929, Roy was born in Leesburg, GA and soon after moved to Newark, NJ, singing in his church choir.  He won talent night at the Apollo Theater and soon after studied classical music.  He was also a gifted commercial artist, even displaying his work in several New York City Art Galleries. 
Roy took his musical talents to New York City night clubs and (kinda reluctantly) recorded Rodgers and Hammerstein's YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE.   Well, it became a big hit landing eight weeks on the R&B Billboard charts.
With appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show and CBS' Showcase Roy's voice became synonymous with such names as Nat King Cole and Billy Eckstine.
His Great American Songbook, including such songs as Unchained Melody and Everybody's Got a Home But Me is shear lush.
His musical legacy will always be truly inspirational.

No comments:

Post a Comment

LAUREN OSBORNE

Lauren Osborne will write our next Snuffbook, Forrest Grump.  Lauren responded with two different approaches (based on the age of t...